October 24, 2016

Can Hackers Use Your Appliances as Weapons?

October 22, 2016 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Yesterday, a huge attack caused many popular sites such as Twitter, Reddit, Etsy, Spotify to go offline for a period of time.   The companies that were affected used a company called Dyn, which helps users to find sites online.  Dyn was a victim of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.   DDos attacks work by inundating a site with huge amounts of data, rendering their servers to be overwhelmed. What does this have […]

Feeling More Urgency to Prepare?

October 17, 2016 aptprepper 1

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It seems that there has been no shortage of bad news in the recent weeks, and things are sounding more and more worrisome. A few weeks ago, I had already written that several governments around the world are telling their citizens to prepare.  Hurricane Matthew brought flooding and destruction to many areas in the U.S. and the Caribbean.   But it has not stopped there. This past week, Russia test fired three ballistic missiles […]

Basic Survival Gear for Long Term Treks

October 13, 2016 aptprepper 0

By Jack Neely, The Tactical Guru. As a hiker, outdoorsman or a survivalist enthusiast, you’re basically as safe as your survival gear. The same way a fisherman cannot go fishing without a good fishing rod or a hunter without a crossbow, you also shouldn’t venturing out in the wild without a survival gear. And in this case, we are talking about a homemade survival gear. The best thing about creating your own survival gear is that it allows you the […]

Apartment Evacuation Checklist: 3 Things to Take

October 11, 2016 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you only had 30 minutes to evacuate your apartment, what would you take? Your computer? Your birth certificate? Your grandmother’s ring? Having to evacuate your home quickly is stressful enough, let alone having to decide what belongings to grab in a short amount of time. Read the rest of the article here:  Apartment Evacuation Checklist:  3 Things to Take, up on the Allstate Blog. Blog update: I have been working on switching to another email […]

Are you Ready for a Hurricane?

October 6, 2016 aptprepper 3

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Hurricane season began June 1st, and lasts until November 30th, with the peak between August and October. As long time readers know, I started this blog soon after I experienced Hurricane Ike, when I got caught up in long lines at the grocery and gas station, the day before the hurricane hit.  I never want to experience that craziness again, with wall to wall people racing against each other to grab the last […]

Five Habits that Help Improve Your Survival Chances in a Random Attack

September 30, 2016 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In the past couple of weeks, there have been several attacks where innocent people going about their day got hurt or killed. Minnesota mall knife attack – On Sept. 17, a 22 year old man stabbed 10 people in a Minnesota mall before police killed him as he tried to lunge. Washington mall shooting – On Sept 23, a 20 year old man went on a shooting rampage and killed four women and […]

Natural DIY Remedies for Stings, Bites, Scratches, and Sunburns

September 28, 2016 aptprepper 0

The crisp fall weather has not yet appeared where I live.  It still feels like summer and we are still seeing stinging bugs such as wasps.  I wrote about Apt Prepper son got stung before and it is not pleasant.  Back then I did not know about natural remedies or essential oils.  They really work! DIY Remedies for Stings, Bites, Scratches, and Sunburns Here’s a neat infographic from Fix.com (shared with permission) that gives some great tips.   Source: Fix.com […]

What if You Lose a Filling Just as SHTF?

September 23, 2016 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few days ago I was enjoying a Butterfinger chocolate bar when I noticed one of my back molars felt really sharp and sensitive.  I could not see all the way back there but it felt like I cracked a filling.  It was a weekend so the dentist office was closed.  I endured a weekend of pain and not being able to chew my food properly.  That Monday I called and made an […]

Autumn Safety Tips for Renters and Other News

September 20, 2016 aptprepper 1

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   A good Tuesday to everyone!  The first day of the fall season starts this Thursday, Sept. 22.   Fall seems to be the mildest season and we’re all anxiously awaiting it but there are still safety issues to watch out for.  I wanted to share my latest article, Renters:  6 Autumn Safety Tips over at the Allstate Blog. Have the recent events such as the bomb plot in New York/New Jersey and […]

How to Explain Emergency Preparedness to Kids

September 16, 2016 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Being prepared for emergencies involves the whole family, whether you are buying supplies and gear, or developing new skills.  Young children quickly notice a change in routine or behavior.  They will become curious about what’s going on.  Kids get anxious whenever anything interrupts the familiar schedule.  If there is an impending emergency such as an ice storm or hurricane, they may become fearful. Here are a few tips on explaining preparedness to kids: […]

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